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Animals of the North Pole

Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 12:00AM

Do you know what animals are found at the North Pole besides reindeer? The North Pole reaches polar temperatures that are only appropriate for very few species including the polar bear, arctic foxes, narwhals, harp seals, and walruses. Keep reading today’s blog to learn more about these animals and their habitat!

  1. Polar Bear

The polar bear migrates more than 500,000 miles during its lifetime! Wow! Once the water has frozen over they will migrate further out to sea to hunt for seals. Only pregnant polar bears remain back on land.

  1. Arctic Foxes

The arctic fox survives in temperatures as low as -58 degrees Fahrenheit! They tunnel themselves into snowy burrows for shelter in the arctic. You may know this animal by its other common names: snow fox, polar fox, and the white fox.

  1. Narwhal

The narwhal is small, toothed whale species that never migrates outside of arctic waters. During wintertime the narwhal will dive up to 800 meters, 15 times each day! It’s one of the deepest dives of all marine animals.

  1. Harp Seal

A harp seal distinguishes her young from hundreds of other babies by their scent. They spend most of their time swimming in the ocean and can remain underwater for up to 15 minutes at a time!

  1. Walrus

Walruses stay warm due to an extra fatty layer known as blubber, and their wrinkly skin. They have long lifespans of 20 to 30 years and can weigh up to 2,000 kilograms!

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